Reapportionment Means Uncertainty in HD 51

Changes to the boundaries of Colorado’s General Assembly districts, known as reapportionment, mean that Reps. BJ Nikkel and Brian DelGrosso both live in House District 51. Rep. Nikkel will continue to represent HD 49 through this year. But the two representatives, who have similar views and consider themselves friends, say they have decided that onlyContinue reading “Reapportionment Means Uncertainty in HD 51”

Best Fundraisers Win Coucil Seats

In an election with multiple candidates for every seat except that of the mayor, those who brought in the most contributions were successful. Chauncey Taylor (Ward 1), Phil Farley (Ward 2), John Fogle (Ward 3) and Ralph Trenary (Ward 4) won their races, at least in part because they managed to raise a lot ofContinue reading “Best Fundraisers Win Coucil Seats”

LBAR Announces City Council Canidate Endorsements

The Board of Directors of the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS® voted to approve recommendations of the Government Affairs Committee concerning the four contested seats in the Loveland City Council race this fall: Ward I – Rob Molloy Mr. Molloy has demonstrated his commitment to the City by serving on the Planning & Zoning Commission andContinue reading “LBAR Announces City Council Canidate Endorsements”

LBAR Supports TABOR Override

LBAR’s Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee to support the City of Loveland ballot question regarding excess TABOR revenues.  Like all government entities in Colorado, the City is required to comply with the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). TABOR mandates that any revenues in excess of the limitations imposed byContinue reading “LBAR Supports TABOR Override”

Loveland City Council: Changes to Sign Code Good for REALTORS®:

The City Council passed an ordinance on first reading that will help REALTORS® market their properties. The ordinance adds a definition for a “flying banner”, changes requirements for balloons affixed to open house signs and allows new developments to post marketing signs for a longer period of time. While these changes are minimal, at leastContinue reading “Loveland City Council: Changes to Sign Code Good for REALTORS®:”

Canidates Emerging for Loveland City Council Race

Twelve potential candidates are gathering for five available City Council seats. Mayor: Warren Bell will challenge Mayor Cecil Gutierrez. Gutierrez, a former band teacher, says his leadership helped the City obtain the coveted ACE park project contract. Bell took out a petition for the Ward 4 City Council seat in 2007 but never submitted it.Continue reading “Canidates Emerging for Loveland City Council Race”

Loveland City Council Approves New Historic Residential Design Guidelines

On July 5th the City Council approved new guidelines for use by the Historic Preservation Commission when reviewing applications proposing to alter the exterior elevations of buildings on the Loveland Historic Register. To be added to the Register buildings must be at least 50 years old and meet other architectural requirements. (66 buildings are currentlyContinue reading “Loveland City Council Approves New Historic Residential Design Guidelines”

Loveland: Who will Run for City Council?

Petitions may be circulated by City Council candidates beginning August 5th, but the question is who run? Loveland has a nine-person Council, the largest in our region. A majority of those seats – five – are up in November, making this a very important election. The following incumbents may run although no one has officiallyContinue reading “Loveland: Who will Run for City Council?”

Council Finalizing Clean Energy Park Agreements

The City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Bill Cahill to close on the $5.5 million purchase of the Agilent property and, in a separate 9-0 vote, agreed to a letter of agreement with backers of the Aerospace Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Park (ACE). The development partners, the Colorado Association for Manufacturing andContinue reading “Council Finalizing Clean Energy Park Agreements”

Council Increases Impact Fees

In an about-face, the City Council voted 5-4 to repeal an ordinance that had placed a moratorium on inflation-related increases on capital expansion fees (CEFs). The same Council approved the moratorium seven months ago. The ordinance related to the annual inflationary increases built in to the City’s CEF structure based on the construction cost index.Continue reading “Council Increases Impact Fees”